Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be a major factor when choosing which care option works for your loved one’s needs. The rent burden for Riverside is around 16.3% of the average monthly income. Riverside has a median home value of about $211,585 and the median cost of rent is about $1,122 per month.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total population of Riverside, 17.1% live in poverty, 12.6% have some form of disability, 62.9% participate in the labor force, and 16.0% do not have health insurance. In Riverside, 6.3% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Racially, the population of Riverside is 8.2% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 11.1% black, 5.9% Hispanic, 3.2% other or not specified, 1.4% Native American, 70.9% white, and 5.1% mixed race. Currently, the population of Riverside consists of 3,354 people. Riverside has a population density of 235 people per square mile. Of the population of Riverside 31.6% have a high-school diploma, 7.9% have a graduate degree, and 25.5% have a college degree. Based on gender, 47.2% are female and 52.8% are male. The median age of Riverside is 37 years old.
An overview of Missouri
Based on natural beauty, Missouri ranks 9th in the nation. The state of Missouri has a cost of living index of 88.8 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 96.6 and a housing index rating of 70.6. Overall, Missouri ranks 28th in quality of life and 41st in healthcare compared to other US states. There are 128 general hospitals and 212 health centers that provide care for 6,144,344 Missouri residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Mosaic Life Care At St Joseph, Mercy Hospital St Louis, and Mercy Hospital Springfield.
Social demographics of the state
During the latest presidential election, 57% voted for the Republican candidate while 38% voted for the Democratic candidate. Thirty-seven percent of Missouri residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 9,001 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-36%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Missouri there are 414 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 39, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, Missouri ranks 35th in the nation.
State-wide weather information
The average air quality index rating in Missouri is 37.3 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 48.7 AQI. The average humidity across the state is 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 75%. On average, the state receives 3.63 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 6.57 inches of precipitation a month. During the summer, the average temperature in Missouri is around 76F. The average high summer temperature is around 92F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 57F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Missouri drops to around 33F. The average high winter temperature is around 51F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 12F in the month of January. While residents of Missouri mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Missouri can include floods, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Missouri
The state of Missouri has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of poison ivy, scouring rush, Kentucky bluegrass, and wild grape. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the cougar, the red fox, the silver-haired bat, or the mule deer. The state animal of Missouri is the the mule.